It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly + Giveaway (US/Canada)




Hey, everyone! Welcome to another cover reveal!

Today we’re super excited to reveal the cover for MONSTROUS by MarcyKate Connolly releasing February 10, 2015 from HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from MarcyKate:


Greetings YABC readers! I’m delighted to finally reveal the cover for my debut upper middle grade fantasy novel, MONSTROUS. HarperCollins has created some of my all-time favorite covers, so I was on pins and needles to see what they came up with. To say the least, they did not disappoint! The cover artist (the extraordinary Skottie Young) captured my main character perfectly, along with the spirit and mood of the whole book, right down to the wonderfully whimsical hand lettering of the title. The team at Harper clearly put a lot of love into this cover, and I haven’t been able to stop staring at it since it hit my inbox. I hope you love it too!
~ MarcyKate Connolly (MONSTROUS, HarperCollins)



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by MarcyKate Connolly
Release date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-13: 978-0062272713

About the Book

The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and Bryre’s inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark.
Yet night is the only time that Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—they would kill her. They would not understand that she was created for a purpose: to rescue the girls of Bryre.
Despite her caution, a boy named Ren sees Kym and begins to leave a perfect red rose for her every evening. As they become friends, Kym learns that Ren knows about the missing girls, the wizard, and the evil magic that haunts Bryre. 
And what he knows will change Kym’s life. 
Reminiscent of Frankenstein and the tales of the Brothers Grimm, this debut novel by MarcyKate Connolly stands out as a compelling, original story that has the feel of a classic.


b2ap3_thumbnail_Colombo_121014_1942-Edit.jpgAbout the Author
MarcyKate Connolly is a writer and nonprofit administrator living in New England with her husband and pugs. She’s a coffee addict and voracious reader. You can visit her online at




Giveaway Details

  • One winner will receive a signed ARC of MONSTROUS and a pressed rose bookmark (the main character, Kymera, presses roses between the pages of her favorite book!)
Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they’ll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover and synopsis?


51 thoughts on “It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly + Giveaway (US/Canada)”

  1. I LOVE this! What a beautiful, evocative illustration. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. 🙂

  2. Jessica says:

    OMG that cover! It is too adorable for words. I must own this book in print. It must live on my shelf!

  3. Carol Riggs says:

    Oh my goodness, that is SUCH a cute and great MG cover!! I love it! I bet you’re really excited, MaryKate!! Thanks for the reveal, YABC. 🙂

  4. Carol Riggs says:

    And the book sounds AWESOME too! 😀

  5. Kayla Adams says:

    It sounds really interesting! And the cover is very cool, I love the house in the back it looks so mysterious!

  6. Carol Riggs says:

    Sorry, typo. I mean MARCYKATE. Forgot the C. Oops!

  7. Sarah Zane Kellar says:

    The cover is really cool. The book sounds really interesting. I want to learn more about Kymera

  8. Great cover, MarcyKate! I love the style of the artwork, and that font is PERFECT.

  9. Hannah Roberts says:

    The cover is so stunning! The color palette works so well with the artists style… Soooo pretty!

  10. Donea Lee Weaver says:

    I love the cover and I think this book sounds so FUN! I would totally pick it off a shelf and read it. 🙂 Congrats!! ~ Donea Lee

  11. dustin burns says:

    Cover: Big yes. Synopsis: Even bigger yes! My Dad has always loved Frankenstein and his monster. We also share a passion for YA and things fantastical. This book sounds like something he and I need to share. What a gripping concept!

  12. dustin burns says:

    this is dustin burns, by the way

  13. Sam Taylor says:

    I love the cover–love the cute mixed with the shocking. I love the round, vulnerable eyes, and those wings! The synopsis has snared my attention. I definitely want to read.

  14. Bridgid Gallagher says:

    The cover is fantastic!!! This book is already on my must-read list, and I can’t wait to read it!!

  15. Ooh, I LOVE that cover! And after the synopsis, I can’t wait to read the book.

  16. The cover looks great, and I love the synopsis. I’ve never heard a storyline like this before.

  17. Patrice says:

    This book has been on my to-reads/must-reads since I read the PW announcement months ago…the cover just made me sure of my decision…love it!

  18. Nikki Loftin says:

    I am in love with this cover- and the story sounds amazing, too. It’ll be perfect for my collection of scary MG/YA. Congrats, Marcy Kate!

  19. Vivien says:

    I just adore the cover!!!! Cannot wait to read it 😀

  20. Love the cover! I’ve been anxiously awaiting this book ever since I read the query and first page in The Writer’s Voice two years ago!

  21. Jessica says:

    Love it! The synopsis already had me crazy excited for the book, and that cover looks perfect! The illustration is wonderful and the title treatment with the tail is so awesome. That might be the best part of the whole thing!

  22. Christina R. says:

    Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    I love all the emotion in the girl’s eyes and the world behind her!!

    It sounds perfect!!

    Thank you 🙂

  23. Riley Redgate says:

    IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL! Can’t wait to hold this book and place it lovingly on my shelf…

  24. Susan T. says:

    I love the cover. It is cute but creepy! This book sounds really unique and I am now dying to read it!

  25. Brittany Burton says:

    I love the whimsical cover! It’s style is interesting. The story reminds me a little of a reverse Beauty and the Beast, haha.

  26. Elizabeth says:

    The cover looks amazing, and the book sounds really interesting.

  27. Dee Tee says:

    Sounds pretty cool and I love the cover on this one!

  28. L says:

    Cute cover; looks interesting

  29. Precy Larkins says:

    I’ve known MarcyKate before the time she had an agent, and I had the good fortune to read snippets of her other works. I know she’s a very talented writer. So when Monstrous sold, I was so excited for her and her book. Seeing the cover–which is just perfect and adorable in every way–makes it all the more wonderful. Can’t wait to get a copy and read this!

  30. Love it! Fantastic.

  31. Maeghan Trail says:

    Love the cover and can’t wait to read it!

  32. rebecca says:

    The Cover looks beautiful. I love when covers are drawn and the synopsis sounds so awesome!! 🙂

  33. Courtney says:

    I looks like a great book!

  34. Dina says:

    The cover is really whimsical and creative. I also like the synopsis for the book, sounds really interesting.

  35. Abigail Stewart says:

    The cover illustrates the girl very well and how she wants to be in the city. The synopsis made me want to read the book.

  36. Cecilia Palomares says:

    The cover is amazing. It is perfect for the book.

  37. Zahrah says:

    This cover is amazing! Artsy and kind of mysterious, I absolutely adore it. The synopsis really gives a well-rounded view of the book– and it might just be the hopeless romantic in me, but I’m kinda excited about Ren. I mean, how cute is that rose thing?!
    Mega psyched to read this book.

  38. Leslie says:

    It looks really interesting!!

  39. Zachary Sparks says:

    The cover is what drew me in. I’m intrigued to read more about Kymera.

  40. Andrea says:

    I like the detail in the title with the “S” also being like her tail. I’m curious to see what about Kymera gives her the ability to save the girls of Byre.

  41. Andrew Patterson says:

    Cute cover and the synopsis sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing! 😀

  42. Sarah says:

    I love the cover and can’t wait to read this, it sounds fun and interesting.

  43. The cover alone would be enough to make me want to read this! It’s sort of the perfect cover (style and picture) for the story! 😀

  44. Brendon says:

    I came across MarcyKate’s book on a successful query site and I’ve been itching to have my hands on it. I LOVE the cover

  45. Keeley F says:

    The cover is amazing and the book sounds fantastic!

  46. Agustina Gonzalez says:

    The cover is really cool. It’s a book i know I will be interest in. I want to learn more about Kymera 😀

  47. Dan Denman says:

    Very nice cover! This sounds like a very unique, interesting story.

  48. Megan Young says:

    I loved the cover and the synopsis. It made me eager to read the book and learn more :D!

  49. Daniel M says:

    like the cover and always like magic stories

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